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Daffy Duck Slept Here is a 1948 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Robert McKimson and starring Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.

When Porky Pig arrives at a big city, he tries to find a hotel room, but due to a convention, there doesn't seem to be any vacancies. When he finally finds a hotel's single vacant room, he's informed that he'll have to share it. After turning in for the night, Porky's roommate, who turns out to be Daffy, loudly comes in and makes a racket that keeps him awake. Throughout the night, Porky tries to put up with the duck's antics in order to get some sleep.

Tropes appearing in this cartoon:

  • Blanket Tug O' War: Daffy keeps taking the blanket off Porky. Eventually, Porky takes the whole thing and Daffy responds by putting his cold feet under Porky, which shocks him out of bed.
  • Elevator Gag: When Porky takes an elevator to the hotel’s thirtieth floor, he promptly finds out the elevator is jet-propelled, in stark contrast to the slow-talking operator.
  • Failure Montage: The short starts with Porky being rejected from a series of hotels with increasing amount of No Sympathy (See below). At the end, even a dog house won't accept him!
  • Gainax Ending: After Porky threw him out of a window, Daffy gets even by painting a morning scene on the window and tricking Porky into thinking that it's time to wake up. Daffy then leads the still groggy Porky out the window, convincing him that he's getting on a train. Daffy closes the curtain as soon as Porky steps off, but then he hears a train whistle and opens the curtain. To his surprise, the view outside has changed to Porky on a train leaving the station! Daffy has this to say for the Iris Out:
    Daffy: That's silly. I should've given him some magazines to read on the trip. [Jumps around going "hoo-hoo!"]
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Porky wishes Daffy good night by saying "Buenas noches." When Daffy asks what "bonus noches" means, Porky replies that it's Spanish for "Bon soir." Daffy then asks what "bon sewer" means, and Porky says "It's French for 'Buenas noches'." Daffy is about to ask a third time, but gives up.
  • "I Can't Look!" Gesture: After tricking Porky into stepping through the window, Daffy pulls the shade down as he doesn't want to see the gruesome scene coming. He's shocked when he ends up hearing an actual train pulling out.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One:
    Porky: T-T-That does it! You web-footed, n-n-no good, two-timing, d-d-double-crossing, unsanitary old snake in the grass!
    Daffy: Unsanitary?
  • Instant Bandages: After Porky drops him out the window, Daffy shows back up, covered in bandages. He discards them before proceeding to get even.
  • Instant Ice: Just Add Cold!: Daffy's cold feet are literally encased in ice.
  • No Sympathy: With a convention in town, Porky's attempts to get a room are increasingly met with mockery.
    Clerk #1: Sorry, no vacancies.
    Clerk #2: With a convention in town? Are you kidding?
    Clerk #3: A ROOM HE SAYS! [laughs]
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: Hymie, Daffy's invisible kangaroo, seems to be real enough; the door closes when Daffy invites him in, and Daffy is able to ride in his pouch, with only his head visible. Even so, Porky won't believe he's real.
  • Oh, Crap!: Daffy has a minor one of disbelief when, after drawing the shade so he doesn't see Porky hit the ground, he instead hears a train whistle, leading him to look out the window and have a minor Jaw Drop when he sees Porky pulling away on a train.
  • Shout-Out: Daffy's invisible kangaroo friend Hymie is a clear reference to Harvey.
  • Tempting Fate: Upon entering the room, Porky finds a picture of Daffy and says he looks nice and level-headed.
  • There Is Only One Bed: …and Porky has to share it with a crazy, hyperactive duck.